Location/Base of Operations: Shi'ar space
Known Members: Eldest (given name for appointed leader; other members not named)
Enemies: Deathbird, Imperial Guard (Earthquake, Electron, Flashfire, Gladiator, Manta, Mentor, Nightside, Oracle, Plutonia, Scintilla, Starbolt, Titan, Warstar), Ka'ardum, Lilandra, Starjammers (Ch'od, Cr+eee, Havok, Korvus, Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey), Polaris, Raza), Vulcan
First Appearance: X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#1 (November, 2007)
Powers/Abilities: The Scy'ar Tal possess a communal/hive mind, considering each member of their race a brother, and they have no individual identities. The Scy'ar Tal are lead by the Eldest, one of them who assumes a bulkier shape and to whom the entire race defers. He receives energy from the beliefs of the individual members of his race, granting him energy projection capabilities, vast strength, and near invulnerability. When that energy source is manipulated or altered, the Eldest becomes more vulnerable The Scy'ar Tal apparently have the ability to guide their own evolution to a certain extent. The Scy'ar Tal have access to vast technology, most notably an armada of artillery-equipped spaceships capable of light-speed travel. Their most deadly weapon, until recently, was the Finality, where they harvested young stars which they would later teleport to other planets, causing vast galaxy-wide destruction.
Traits: Except for the Eldest, the Scy'ar Tal all look exactly the same. They have ridged foreheads, charcoal grey skin, two arms, two legs, and solid white eyes.
(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#4 (fb) - BTS) - The M'kraan race possessed a hive mind and acknowledged one of their own their ruler, calling him the Eldest. The Eldest gained superior strength and near invulnerability by drawing on the strength of his race.
(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#5 (fb)) - The M'kraan found the world of the M'kraan Crystal and believed it to be theirs by divine right. The Eldest ordered the current inhabitants of the planet to be forcefully removed or annihilated.
(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#2 (fb) - BTS) - Approximately 1000 years ago, the Shi'ar discovered the world of the M'kraan Crystal and waged war on the inhabitants of the artificial moons built around the planet.
(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#3 (fb)) - The Shi'ar killed many of the M'kraan, including their Eldest. He passed on his strength to the next Eldest in line.
(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#2 (fb) - BTS) - The M'kraan were sent fleeing from their home planet and they vowed to get revenge on the Shi'ar. They spent the thousand following years planning the destruction of the Shi'ar and to reclaim the planet of the M'kraan Crystal.
(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#1 (fb) - BTS) - The M'kraan changed their name to the Scy'ar Tal, meaning “death to the Shi'ar.” They dedicated their entire existence to preparing themselves to kill the Shi'ar and reclaim the M'kraan Crystal.
(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#4 (fb) - BTS) - Approximately 100 years ago, the Scy'ar Tal discovered a way to teleport entire stars onto planets, easily killing the entire population. They developed the Finality, a sector of space containing many stars prepared for this battle. They also perfected their teleportation and space travel technology, all in preparation for their eventual battle with the Shi'ar.
(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#1) - The Scy'ar Tal informed the Eldest that the Shi'ar had been found. He told his people that the time had come. They soon arrived near the planet Feather's Edge, where several Shi'ar ships were engaged in battle. The Scy'ar Tal destroyed the ship of the Shi'ar emperor, Vulcan.
(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#2) - Vulcan, with his powerful ally Gladiator, attacked the command ship, Shard, and Eldest gave them one chance to run as they were not truly Shi'ar. Vulcan turned his energy powers on Eldest, who turned the attack back on Vulcan. Gladiator then attacked Eldest, who broke Gladiator's wrist and tossed him into space. Firing another blast, Vulcan fled, then Eldest was contacted telepathically by Marvel Girl and Havok of the Starjammers. Eldest found himself unable to grasp the concept of Havok fighting against his own brother and planned to go ahead and launch the Finality. He tapped into Marvel Girl's powers and showed her the history of the Scy'ar Tal, then ordered the homing beacon be sent to the planet Feather's Edge. The Scy'ar Tal fled and the incoming star destroyed the planet, killing billions.
(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#4) - The Scy'ar Tal were filled with feelings of righteousness as they gazed upon the M'kraan Crystal again, their ships surrounding its world. The Eldest soon heard that the Finality was being attacked by the Starjammers (Ch'od, Cr+eee, Havok, Korvus, Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey), Polaris, Raza) and Vulcan, even as he was noting the sacrifice of some of the Scy'ar Tal against the forces of Ka'ardum. Vulcan incinerated several Scy'ar Tal just as the Eldest teleported to deal with them. He warned them of the fate of the Shi'ar, then he shrugged off attacks from Havok and Vulcan, who summoned the Imperial Guard (Earthquake, Gladiator, Starbolt, Titan, Warstar) to fight Eldest. As he fought these beings, he commented on their madness in serving the Shi'ar, who were enslaving them. With most of the Guard defeated, Havok noticed that the other Scy'ar Tal were not fighting and determined the Eldest's power source. Havok, Vulcan, and Gladiator focused energy attacks on the same spot, seeking to overload the Eldest until he finally fell dead, but another Eldest was quickly elected and transformed. Meanwhile, Ka'ardum's forces were being overwhelmed by the superior numbers of Scy'ar Tal. The new Eldest attacked even as Vulcan realized he could manipulate the energy that the Scy'ar Tal were infusing into him. He changed the power to cause pain, and broke their hive mind. The Scy'ar Tal panicked, not knowing who their Eldest was or how to communicate any longer. The Scy'ar Tal forces were quickly overwhelmed. Vulcan slew more of the Scy'ar Tal and promised to wipe them out.
(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#5) - The remaining Scy'ar Tal tried gathering to a place of safety around the M'kraan planet, but Vulcan used the Finality against them, killing those assembled and destroying the M'kraan planet.
(X-Men: Kingbreaker#1) - The Starjammers hid among the remains of the Scy'ar Tal xenocide near the M'kraan Crystal homeworld. Scy'ar Tal bodies were still floating around in space.
Comments: Created by Christopher Yost, Paco Diaz Luque, and Vicente Cifuentes.
Profile by Chadman.
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X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#2, p6, pan3 (main)
X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#1, p22, pan1 (fleet)
X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#3, p22, pan1 (Finality)
X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#1-5 (November, 2007-March, 2008) - Christopher Yost (writer), Paco Diaz Luque (penciler), Vicente Cifuentes (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Kingbreaker#1 (February, 2009) - Christopher Yost (writer), Dustin Weaver (pencils), Jaime Mendoza (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Last updated: 02/08/08
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